Are you living with the aftermath of a catastrophic burn injury? Your day-to-day life might be filled with pain, discomfort, and immobility because of your burn. Have you thought about making sure the person or party who caused you so much hardship pays for it?
Get Ball, Kirk & Holm on your side now. Our Iowa City burn injury attorneys are standing by to help you create a powerful burn injury claim that effectively pursues full compensation in your name. Making sure that our clients are compensated for their injuries is our passion. Doing what is right for the people in our communities is our drive.
Severe Burn Injuries
Burn injuries can be caused by open flames, hot surfaces, chemicals, electrical sources, and more. No matter the cause of a burn, it will be rated based on its severity and likelihood to cause permanent damage.
Burns will be sorted by degree:
- First: A first-degree burn is mild and can usually be treated with in-home first aid techniques, such as a cold compress. First-degree burns can be problematic if suffered by an infant or someone with an autoimmune deficiency, though.
- Second: A second-degree burn is moderate and can cause health complications like an infection if not treated correctly. You should go to urgent care if you suffer a painful burn that might be a second-degree burn. Recovery should be possible, but it might be prolonged.
- Third: A third-degree burn is severe and life-threatening. If not answered with emergency medical care, a third-degree burn can cause fatal complications. Recovery from a severe burn will likely be slow and painful, and it might involve skin graft surgery.
Most burn injury claims and lawsuits involve third-degree burns because they cause debilitating injuries and permanent scarring in most cases. Fourth-degree burns are usually not survivable due to the extent of the harm, so the burn injury would likely be answered by a wrongful death claim filed by the victim’s loved ones.
Who Caused Your Burn Injury?
We have heard from clients who have suffered burns in all sorts of situations. No matter why your burn injury happened, if it was caused by another party, then we can help you pursue a claim for it.
We can help if you suffered a burn due to:
When we determine who is liable for your burn injury, we can then determine what insurance policies they possess and that we can file against. By filing against more than one insurance policy, we might be able to increase your chances of getting full compensation before insurance caps are hit. The goal is to get you compensation that helps pay for your medical bills and lost wages, as well as an amount that reflects your pain and suffering caused by the injury.
Don’t Worry About Your Case – We’re Here to Help
Our burn injury lawyers in Iowa City want nothing more than to see your case succeed, so you can live as comfortably as possible while you recover. We have built our careers on challenging powerful insurance companies for our clients. We can do the same for you, and so much more.
Get real legal support from our burn injury attorneys in Iowa City. Contact our firm now.
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